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Old 06-17-2020, 02:48 AM
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Default HDX-card, Radeon RX 580 8GB and power consumption

I have an HDX card in my MacPro5,1.
Looking at a ”Radeon RX 580 8GB Graphics Upgrade for Mac Pro 2010-2012”.
https://macpatric.com/products/amd-r...62c29d8b&_ss=r
The graphics card needs both of the two connectors on the motherboard. (PCIE AUX A / PCIE AUX B), but the HDX card uses the first one.
Anybody with a similar setup and a solution?
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Old 06-17-2020, 11:52 AM
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in my (admittedly hazy) recollection i believe i sold the graphics card that was supplied with my MP and replaced it with a card that only required a single power connection. i don't recall that there was an option that supported the upgrade you're looking at.
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: HDX-card, Radeon RX 580 8GB and power consumption

Searched this forum, but got more confused...
Some possible solutions I can think of:
1. Compatible graphics card that supports 3840x2160 that only needs one power cable.
2. Expansion chassis.
3. External power for the graphics card.
4. Share one of the connectors (PCIE AUX A or PCIE AUX B) if there is enough power for both cards.
5. eGPU (But I guess there is no way to install that on a MacPro5,1)
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i ended up with the Radeon HD 5770; works fine driving two monitors but only at 1920 x 1080.
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Old 06-17-2020, 02:13 PM
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Is the Radeon HD 5770 Mojave compatible (Metal)?
What’s the solution if you run only one display?
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Is the Radeon HD 5770 Mojave compatible (Metal)?
What’s the solution if you run only one display?
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Old 06-17-2020, 02:51 PM
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Ok, thanks!
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Hi. I use the 580 mac video card.com flashed
The two mini 6pin pcie power to 8 pin video.
Power split / spliced to avid 4 pin hdx
2-evo ssd’s, 2-10tb spinners
Hdx1
I’ve been using this split 8 yr or so since the
Original 5870 card, 7950 now the 580


Mac video cards also offers a single power cable solution (6 pin to 8 pin)
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Thanks DetroitT!

I’m gonna contact Mac Video Cards.
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Are there any Mojave compatible graphics card that only needs one power cable available?
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